The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Michael Pollan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Twenty.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The lack of a food _______ is something that causes humans to be susceptible to food fads.
(a) Rulebook.
(b) Bible.
(c) Diet.
(d) Culture.

2. Pollan points out during the book that omnivores face a __________ when they eat today.
(a) Problem.
(b) Overabundance.
(c) Dilemma.
(d) Truth.

3. Pollan argues that ______ should be the basis for a new revolution, since it is what sustains and helps define culture.
(a) Food.
(b) Farms.
(c) Restaurants.
(d) Books.

4. The grass also gets a chance to ________ when the cattle is moved around.
(a) Recover.
(b) Grow.
(c) Move.
(d) Die.

5. Overcoming human senses had sometimes been vital, as in the case of bitter ______________.
(a) Meats.
(b) Spices.
(c) Teas.
(d) Medicinal plants.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pollan makes __________ toasts from the produce in his garden and bread that uses yeast he has gathered.

2. Garro chops up the meat from the pig Pollan made, and they make a __________ for lunch.

3. Assuming a higher intelligence in humans does not equate to a right to use others for our own _________.

4. The early researcher notes that _______ can be the result of situations that remind humans of their animal nature.

5. Americans can develop an eating culture that allows omnivores to eat without _____, according to Pollan, and with full consciousness.

(see the answer key)

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